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Importing XML formatting using the ChartFX Wrapper


Matt Dupuis
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Hello,

I'm using the ChartFX Wrapper to implement ChartFX for VS 2005 and I'm having an issue importing FileFormat XML that's from a previous version of ChartFX (ChartFX for .NET 6.2).  The code compiles fine and runs without asserting but the saved formatting doesn't show up in the charts.  Is there a good way to work around this?  Do I need to go into the XML and change things around to work with the newer version?  Any help you could offer would be much appreciated.

 

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Matt   

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You can not import a 6.2 XML file using just the wrapper. What you need to do is use the Exporter assembly (ChartFX.WebForms.Wrapper.Exporter.dll) as follows:

SoftwareFX.ChartFX.Chart chartOld = new SoftwareFX.ChartFX.Chart();

chartOld.Import(SoftwareFX.ChartFX.

FileFormat.XML,"fileName");ChartFX.WinForms.Wrapper.Exporting.Exporter exporter = new ChartFX.WinForms.Wrapper.Exporting.Exporter(chartOld);

exporter.ExportChart(chartNew); // chartNew is a Chart FX 7.0 chart where the file contents will be loaded.

You can also convert all your old XML files to Chart FX 7.0 format using a command-line tool provided with Chart FX 7.0:

C:/>chartfx.winforms.exporter /xml inputFile outputFile

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